Location, Location, Location

The real estate saying “Location, Location, Location” is never more crucial than when you are deciding where to spend the rest of your life. Whether it’s the coast, mountains, desert, or a destination outside of the United States that calls to you, there is more than just the scenery to be considered. A home is built of sticks and bricks, but finding a sense of community that speaks to you is vital. Choosing how to spend your new life in the right town and community have become the most important decisions you will make. Where you live affects how you live.

Meeting the people who live in the community, seeing how they live, and envisioning how you fit is critical to finding your ideal destination and home.
That’s why we have reached out to residents within each of these destinations to let us know what they do on a daily basis: Where are the best restaurants? Hot spots? Parks? Discover the Top Spots to visit from locals!

From the Mountains to the Coast. Find out the Top Places to Visit from Locals.

Choose a destination and find out the Top Places to visit from Locals.

Bluffton & Hilton Head, SC

Bluffton & Hilton Head, SC

The mainland town of Bluffton and the barrier island of Hilton Head are two South Carolina Lowcountry communities located just a few miles apart and linked by more than just the dual roadway above the tidal waters that divide them.
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Austin, TX

Austin, TX

Known as "The Live Music Capital of the World," Austin is the kind of place where you immediately feel at home. Known for its barbecue and carne asada tacos, you're sure to find a music scene (over 250 venues) or food truck (2,000 in the area) with your name on it. Downtown has seen incredible expansion in recent years with six distinct districts where commerce, cuisine, and cocktails mix.
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Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, TN

Knoxville is nestled in the Tennessee Valley, and the Tennessee River runs right through the heart of the city. With its vibrant downtown, proximity to mountains and water, and multiple opportunities for outdoor adventure, Knoxville has a little something for everyone.
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Greenville, SC

Greenville, SC

Top Places to visit from locals in Greenville ideal-living magazine through interviews has compiled a list of hidden gems from locals where to eat, live a..
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Palm Beach County, FL

Palm Beach County, FL

For over 100 years, people have flocked to Palm Beach County. And why wouldn't they - with over 47 miles of clean and clear beaches, close proximity to many international airports, and culture and restaurants galore? Palm Beach County stretches from Jupiter to Boca Raton, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades National Park.
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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Secluded, sugar sand beaches, perpetual summer, and lazy days of leisurely living are the messages coming loud and clear from the north coast of the Dominican Republic, the little known nation on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. Along a stretch of lush, tropical shoreline, dotted with American-style living communities, enchanting Spanish towns, and a world-class environment for northern
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Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga, TN

What is it that makes Chattanooga so special? For one thing, it's beautiful. The location-alongside the Tennessee River, in the foothills of the Appalachians-gives rise to amazing views and incredible outdoor adventures. But make no mistake
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Asheville, NC

Asheville, NC

Asheville, NC, a city full of musical talents, mouthwatering menus, and breathtaking views. Asheville is a mountain paradise you'll fall in love with.
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New Bern, NC

New Bern, NC

The city of New Bern was born and raised where the Neuse and Trent rivers meet (a hop and a skip from the Crystal Coast). It grew, through the years, into a charming-Southern-town meets New-England-village kind of place with a palace (yes, a palace!) just around the corner. A two-mile river walk stretches around the banks of the confluence in downtown New Bern and
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Williamsburg, VA

Williamsburg, VA

A few days of history and museums in this historical haven, including the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Vic-tory Center; two days of crazy fun at Bush Gardens and Water Country; three days of adventure zip-lining, biking, hiking, sailing, paddling; a few days of exploring and shopping in Colonial Williamsburg (CW), Merchants Square, and Yorktown on foot or
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Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

Charleston is a truly wonderful place to visit, with a huge residential district south of Broad Street that's filled with impressive antebellum homes, must-see historic sites like the Fort Sumter National Monument, and a walkable downtown area with shops, restaurants, art galleries, and museums by the score.
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Wilmington, NC

Wilmington, NC

Wilmington is a happening place. With beaches, rivers, history, water sports, music, the 4th Friday Art Walk downtown, indoor and outdoor theatre, the Azalea Fest, River Fest, the largest movie studio on the East Coast, breweries, wine shops, and a mile-long list of dining options, the only trouble you'll have here is fitting it all in.
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Tucson, AZ

Tucson, AZ

When Billy and Valaree Elliott moved to Tucson, AZ, in 1999 for their freshman year at the University of Arizona, they didn't expect to stay in town a day past graduation. Seventeen years, two children, and one successful family restaurant later, the Elliott's are officially here to stay. They have grown to love the 110 degree summers and necessity to put hot sauce on everything.
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Weeki Wachee, FL

Weeki Wachee, FL

Weeki Wachee is one of the Nature Coast's charming towns and touts itself as "The Only City with Live Mermaids." Water bubbles up from an aquifer in Weeki Wachee Springs State Park where they have daily mermaid shows and manatees frolic in the constant 74 degree water. Kayaking and canoeing in the crystal clear waters is a favorite past-time of residents and visitors alike.
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Naples, FL

Naples, FL

The words are better suited for the small, beachy city of Naples, FL. Consisting of a little more than 20,000 residents, Naples welcomes new faces with open arms. With a small-town feel and big-city attractions, Naples is bustling with longtime locals and tourists alike.
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Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

While the breathtaking views from the surrounding Camelback Mountain, in Phoenix, AZ are a tourist favorite, don't let the blazing hot desert summers fool you; locals enjoy a variety of watersports, including boating at Tempe Town Lake and tranquil tubing down the Salt River.
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Beaufort, SC

Beaufort, SC

Beaufort has also become especially popular with military retirees, many of who were introduced to the area during basic training at the nearby Parris Island Depot or duty at the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station. Veterans are also served by the U.S. Naval Hospital in Port Royal.
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Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA

Founded in 1733, Savannah is Georgia's historic port city that today is the hub of a thriving metropolitan area with more than 500,000 residents. And while the locals enjoy contemporary amenities like an expanded international airport and first-class medical facilities, Savannah's civic leaders have done an extraordinary job of preserving the city's beautiful antebellum architecture
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Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen, situated on the palm-speckled Caribbean coast of Mexico, is approximately in the center of a long stretch of tourist destinations, from Cancun in the north to Tulum, 86 miles to the south. Having carved its own chic niche for North Americans and Europeans, this once small town has developed into a city packed with a sophisticated tourist infrastructure, but still gives the feeling of a fishing village that can be walked from one end to the other.
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Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL

If you're lucky enough to have a window seat on approach to Orlando International Airport, you're struck by the sheer number of lakes, of every shape and size, that dot the landscape below. They're unexpectedly everywhere and they thoroughly influence life in Florida's fourth largest city.
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Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL

What's not mythical, however, is Tampa's envious reputation for embodying all that is unique to a big city - broad cultural offerings, international commerce, and national sports teams - while at the same time offering the manageable lifestyle of a smaller city.
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Southport, NC

Southport, NC

It doesn't get much more romantic than Southport. Strolling the streets of this quaint fishing village is like walking through a Nicholas Sparks novel. Shrimp boats, trawlers, and sailboats line the docks, with barrier islands peaking above the horizon, and gulls calling overhead all hours of the day.
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Ocala, FL

Ocala, FL

On its own merits Ocala is a perfectly charming and thriving city in north central Florida with a nostalgic Downtown Square framed by stately oaks. But then there's the limestone bedrock underfoot, which has coupled with the unique local topography to bring forth the largest artesian spring in the world - Silver Springs - and the clearest waters you've ever seen in your life.
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Costa Rica

Costa Rica

The Nosara region of Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula, about 100 miles west of the capital, San Jose, is like a different world. Quiet and remote, the area sits between the popular and heavily-developed beach towns of Playa Samara and Playa Tamarindo. The small Tico village of Nosara remains traditional, having lost little of its charming flavor to the ravages of tourism, a sleepy little town with one stoplight.
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